Surface Treatment

shot blasting

Shot Blasting: What It is and How It Works

Shot blasting is a highly effective and efficient process that is widely used for surface preparation in various industries, from automotive and aerospace to construction and manufacturing. Whether it’s for cleaning a surface, removing rust, preparing it for painting, or even altering its aesthetics, shot blasting is the go-to method. Simply put, shot blasting involves […]

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chemical heat treatment

Chemical Heat Treatment Explained: Processes and Applications

Chemical heat treatment is an important process used to alter the physical and mechanical properties of metals and alloys. This treatment involves exposing the material to a chemical environment at high temperatures to induce changes in its microstructure. Generally, chemical environment refers to media containing active elements. The metal or alloy workpiece is heated in

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passivation parts

What is Passivation and How Does It Work

Passivation is a vital process in many industries to protect metals against corrosion. This extensive corrosion protection method involves forming a protective oxide layer on the surface of the metal to shield it from damaging chemical reactions. In essence, passivation renders the metal passive or inert. Hence, the resulting passive layer can be a barrier

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Micro-Arc Oxidation

What is Micro-Arc Oxidation (Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation)

Micro-arc oxidation (MAO), also called plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO), belongs to a plasma-chemical and electrochemical process. The process combines electrochemical oxidation and a high-voltage spark treatment in an alkaline electrolyte. This produces a physically protective oxide coating on the metal surface, improving wear and corrosion resistance, thermal and chemical stability, and extending the component’s lifetime.

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induction hardening

A Complete Guide of Induction Hardening

Induction hardening is a heat treatment process in which metal parts with sufficient carbon content are rapidly heated to a high temperature by electromagnetic induction and immediately cooled. It is usually used for various steel and steel alloys to increase mechanical properties in a specific area, such as surface hardness, fatigue strength, and wear resistance.

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Chemical Conversion Coating

Chemical Conversion Coating: Chromate, Phosphate, And Black Oxide

“Conversion coating” is the process by which an insoluble compound coating is produced on the metal surface by reacting the outer atoms of the metal with the anion of the selected medium. This is a chemical coating-forming treatment method, and the covering coating produced by chemical treatment is usually called “conversion coating” or “chemical conversion

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Annealing Heat Treatment

Annealing: A Heat Treatment Process for Improved Strength and Ductility

Annealing is a heat treatment process that alters the microstructure of a material and thereby changes its mechanical properties. It is often used to improve the material’s strength and hardness or to make it more malleable and easier to work with. Annealing is common in various industries where metals must be worked into complex structures

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chrome plating parts

The Basic Guide of Chrome Plating

Chrome plating is a process that involves electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal object. The chromed layer is resistant to corrosion, easy to clean, or increases surface hardness. The excellent properties of the chrome layer make it play an essential role in the electroplating industry. When applied to metal parts, chrome plating

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Aluminum Anodized Parts Anodizing

Anodized Aluminum Parts Basics: Process, Benefits, Design Tips, And Applications   

Anodizing is one of the most common surface finishes, as it protects against corrosion, improves aesthetic qualities, and resists scratching. Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process to thicken the oxide layer on the metal’s surface. Because this oxide layer occurs naturally on aluminum alloys, anodizing is most commonly applied to aluminum and aluminum alloy surfaces.

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metal alloy selection guide

Corrosion Resistant Metal Alloy Selection Guide

Metal alloy selection is easy when you understanding what properties matter to your application. The most common properties considered include corrosion resistance, strength, weight, machinability and formability. When it comes to metal materials selection, corrosion-resistant metals are widely used in a variety of applications ranging from the culinary industry to aerospace. They provide structural strength

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